Karat rejects `third front` as an alternative
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Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:58
  
Kolkata: CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat on FRIDAY rejected the concept of third front as an alternative to the present political situation in the country and advocated a non-Congress and non-BJP Left democratic secular alliance instead.

"We are not in favour of any third front as an alternative to the present political situation. But we prefer a non-BJP, non-Congress Left democratic secular alliance," he told reporters at the end of a four-day CPI-M Central Committee meeting.

While the scams-ridden Congress-led UPA-II "failed miserably" to run the government in a transparent way, the BJP has also been "exposed" particularly on the issue of Lokpal Bill, he said.

People are fed up with scams of the UPA-II government one after another, besides its "miserable" performance on various issues, Karat said.

At this stage a true alternative of the present political situation could only be found in a non-BJP, non-Congress left democratic secular alliance, he added.

To a question about their stand in the forthcoming assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, Karat said that the CPI-M would fight there against the Congress, the BJP and the BSP.

"We want defeat of the Congress, the BJP and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh," he said.

The CPI-M, which once even projected the BSP leader Mayawati as a leader at the national level, ruled out its support to her now, while strongly criticising her government saying "the BSP has a record of misrule with many instances of corruptions".

PTI


First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012, 22:58


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